Tiber River

 

Rome: Once a small village by a ford in the major river in central Italy, Rome lies on the banks of the Tiber River. The village grew into a major city under the rule of the Etruscans in the centuries before Christ. In time it covered the traditional "seven hills" beside the river. According to tradition, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, two boys who were said to have been nourished by a wolf. The road known as the Appian Way linked Rome with ports and both the east and west coasts of Italy.

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